Awe-inspiring Stonington provides the loveliness and appeal of coastal living, year-round.
Visitors take pleasure in a satisfying journey into the past Old Mystic Village and Mystic Seaport where time seems to stand still. Mystic occupies land in both Groton and Stonington and is also a well-known and popular town for visitors to and from Connecticut. The 17th century whaling and fishing port exhibits the traditional environment and daily life of a New England village of this time. Museums occupy noble historic homes with interesting artifacts as well as unique crafts and goods.
Stonington's further contemporary attractions include the popular aquarium in Mystic; several public and private beaches for swimming, sunbathing and water sports; nature preserves; private golf courses and picnicking areas. The town recreation department organizes youth athletics and keeps up Stonington's tennis facilities. Social and leisure events are hosted by either of the two community centers.
Stonington residences reflect both its vibrant past and its potential future. Grand, historic architecture, older colonial styles, new development, apartments and condominiums make up the diverse housing assortment. The educational system provides both public and private schools.
Convenient and picturesque access to Stonington and its villages such as Pawcatuck and Mystic is provided by Route 1 and Interstate 95.